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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Franklin River Nature Trail cleared and resurfaced


The Franklin River Nature Trail on the Lyell Highway, is in great shape following a program of track clearing and resurfacing by Parks and Wildlife Service staff and contractors.

Northwest Region ranger Ben Hill said the track, one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, was popular with visitors.

“The walk receives between 1,000 to 2,500 visits each week, with greater numbers using the picnic grounds and toilet facilities,” Ben said.

“It’s a beautiful walk past the running rivers, with the lush greens of the rainforest interspersed with splashes of reds, yellow and blues of fungi on the forest floor.”

About half of the 1.2 km track was re-surfaced after staff removed years of accumulated moss and grass growth from the picnic grounds and a contractor removed several dangerous trees. Sixty tonnes of gravel was then spread and firmed up with a wacker packer. Regional staff involved included Ben Murphy, Gary Cole, James Mundy, Nathan Secombe and Adam Reading.


Franklin River Nature Trail cleared and resurfaced

The Franklin River Nature Trail before clearing works.

Franklin River Nature Trail cleared and resurfaced

...after new gravel has been laid.

Franklin River Nature Trail cleared and resurfaced

The picnic area grounds before works began.

Franklin River Nature Trail cleared and resurfaced

...after clearing and new gravel.